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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    I am curious, I look at the pictures of the quilts and I wonder, how many of you are self taught and how many have taken classes.
    I am self taught, I look at something I like and go home and re create it to the best of my ability

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    Same here, I do what I like. I read alot, view videos and then go and perform miracles.

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    I am self taught and most of it I have learner from this site.

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    Me too.

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    Self taught,but started by watching Eleanor Burns on PBS years ago..

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    I am curious, I look at the pictures of the quilts and I wonder, how many of you are self taught and how many have taken classes.
    I am self taught, I look at something I like and go home and re create it to the best of my ability
    Me too

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    take a lot of classes, but then go home and tailor what I learned to get the look I want.

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    I am pretty much self taught. Although I learned a lot from my mother. She managed to make a lot of quilts and take care of her 11 children. She also raised a big garden and canned fruits and vegetables each year .

    I have taken a few classes, but I can honestly say I did not get my money's worth from them. I did enjoy the social aspect of the few classes I have taken.

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    I was a home ec major in college, then picked up quilting lo these many years later. I would like to find some classes to help hone my skills, as I feel like I'm floundering in the dark sometimes. This board is awesome and I've learned most of my quilting specifics on here. But sometimes you just need some hands on, in person 'here's what you should/shouldn't be doing'.

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    Self taught. Simply Quilts is what caused the interest to become an addiction. I used to record all the episodes that had any technique I was curious about and watch them over and over. I became a John Flynn stalker wannabe for a while--LOL. Love his Braided Borders and diagonal pieced quilt backs. Also the quilted crazy horse and the weed whacker quilt.

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    Self taught. But I take classes to meet people and to share new techniques. I teach a lot of classes free to those who can't pay for classes. They come to my house. Always learning something new.

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    I'm self taught- made about 30 quilts, then started taking classes. I quess I do things backwards. LOL I still have alot to learn.

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    self taught,books,etc.learn the hard way,lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    I am curious, I look at the pictures of the quilts and I wonder, how many of you are self taught and how many have taken classes.
    I am self taught, I look at something I like and go home and re create it to the best of my ability
    That's kind of what I did. I tried to come up with a pattern that I had not seen and went with that! Then I discovered grandmother's flower garden. I love that pattern, the hexagon.

    I have learned a LOT here. I love this board!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riversong
    Self taught,but started by watching Eleanor Burns on PBS years ago..
    Me also....and I love love love watching Eleanor Burns. She and Nancy Zieman are my favorite video teachers. I have all of Eleanor's books and some cd's. She has taught me a lot even though we have never met. Her current block party is too fun and I am sewing along with her all this year. Check out her web site for a link to the videos of her current season. It is free to watch but be warned it is a bandwith hog so you had better have a good internet connection...sorry no dial up.

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    Self taught. Books and started with a kit - Pam Bono king sized!

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    Self taught. I still have the first Quilt Book I bought--it taught to use 5/8" seams. As I progressed, I had to "unlearn" a lot of things, esp shortcuts I had used.

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    I'm self taught. I bought books and watched Simply Quilts when I could.

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    I'm self taught. I have only taken one class and have taught many at my LQS.

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    Self-taught! Magazines and websites are very helpful!

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    I took classes. I haven't in a long time, but would like to again, it gives me a deadline to get things done. Coming here everyday is like a great everything you wanted to know class.

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    Self-taught, but have taken a couple classes at the Manucso Quilt Shows for the past two years when they are in PA. I also like the challenge of looking at something and working it out for myself.

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    I'm self taught. I did take home ec in high school, but had been sewing for years before that. I do get together with friends and share ideas, but have never been to a seminar or class.

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    I was taught to machine sew by my mom when I was eight.
    Then took Home Ec in school during grades 7 and 8 (we got 'shipped' off to a regional school for that.
    But I taught myself to quilt, 30 years later.

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    I'm teaching myself as I go with a lot of help from this site and tutorials/blogs. I'd love to take some good classes, though!

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